James A. Michener (1907 - 1997) in his novel 'Caravans', Copyright, 1963, Random House, wrote: 'During my first days in Afghanistan …whenever I saw a pair of …tribesmen …, his partner (had) feminine traits. He walked in mincing steps, kept a handkerchief in one hand, and he carried a winter flower between his teeth …wore a little rouge or eye makeup and always … holding the hand of his …rugged partner. A further glance at the streets of Kabul explained why this was so. There were no women visible… having removed all women from public life', so the Afghans … allocated the feminine traits to teenage boys.
Well, Sultan (king) Mahmud of Ghazni, Afghanistan, (971 -1030), fell in love with a slave teenage male by the name of Ayaz. Mahmud had 400 poets in his court, who composed thousands of sonnets all dedicated to the wit, wisdom and charm of the slave Ayaz,('Champion of Ghazni', 11-Dec-08, the Spoof, walter.)
Saadi, (1184 -1291) a major Persian poet, widely quoted, wrote a book called 'Gulestan'. Chapter 5 of which is 'on Love and Youth' consisting of 21 stories of which 14 are unabashedly on sexual affairs with male children. Examples:
Hasan Maimundi was asked, 'Why is Sultan Mahmud so crazy for Slave Ayaz?, story 1. My friend (male) and I resembled a two-seed almond, story 8; It is no secret that I like everyone else had a sweetheart (male) who had a golden voice and pretty complexion…I broke up with him. Thanks God, he returned to me but during these years his soft voice had turned rough (due to adulthood) and had some hair grown on his pretty cheeks like the pubescence of a quince. He asked me to make love to him... but I refrained, story 10; Once I asked an Iraqi what he felt of beardless youths,...story 11; Once I entered the main mosque of Kashghar and saw an extremely handsome pretty boy, story 17; It is said that the Supreme Judge of Hamadan had fallen in love with a boy…story 20…
From Morocco to Afghanistan the love of adult men toward male children is still as strong as ever before. Of course, the men of this vast region do not consider this relation as homosexuality. Recently a head of administration was asked about the number of gays in his country, he flatly rejected the idea by saying that homosexuality was a misery of western societies.
For hundreds of years due to removal of women from public life, men have been molesting innocent boys of 7 to 14 by means of deception, let alone raping boys who know nothing about sex. Ironically, the same molested boy, when reaches adulthood puts the same idea into practice, but denial is so strong that none of them are prepared to momentarily admit that once they were a victim of sodomy. And finally:
A mullah after extensively praising the importance of a religions day in his mosque, came home and demanded one of his wives to prepare for bedding. Mullah's wife metaphorically said the road to the sacred destination was bloody. The mullah quipped, 'No problem, woman. Let's take the back road!'